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This refreshing, veggie-filled Gazpacho Spinach Salad Recipe with a piquant Red Wine Vinaigrette got rave reviews from my book club. It paired delightfully with our flank steak fajitas plus it is vibrant, healthy and tasty.

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Gazpacho Spinach Salad Recipe

I was hosting our holiday book club meeting so I pulled out all the stops for dinner. My gracious guests loved every single dish, including this twist on the classic spinach salad with a tangy spinach salad dressing. Many spinach salad recipes, like my mom’s version with strawberries, has a sugar-laden dressing. This version was much more suitable to complement the grilled beef in my entree.

Gazpach Spinach Salad dressed with a red wine vinaigrette

What Is Gazpacho?

I was introduced to gazpacho as a child. My dad worked at the Physics Institute in Aspen, Colorado, for a number of summers. It was a chance for us Midwest born and raised kids to be exposed to ballet, concerts, and more exotic food than we found in Ames, Iowa. It was in Aspen where my parents first experienced gazpacho, and it wasn’t long after that my mom found a recipe to make at home.

Gazpacho is a cold, blended Spanish soup of raw vegetables that came from the southern Andalusia region of Spain. Popular in both Spain and Portugal, it’s served most often during the hot and sultry summer months.

A classic Gazpacho recipe typically contains tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, bell peppers, olive oil, and wine vinegar. Stale bread is often blended in as a thickening agent, though my mom’s version was topped with homemade croutons instead.

Now there are numerous varieties of “gazpacho,” most being cold blended soups with either a fruit or vegetable base.

Gazpacho Spinach Salad in a white bowl with red-handled serving utensils

Easy Spinach Salad Recipe

As a huge fan of gazpacho, I’ve been drawn to a couple of gazpacho salad recipes. This easy spinach salad just involves some chopping and whisking.  The red wine vinaigrette provides the perfect amount of tartness, and it complemented the chopped vegetables wonderfully. 

What to Put in a Spinach Salad?

First, there must be spinach. Baby spinach is always preferred for salads as the young stems are more tender than with regular spinach.

The old classic spinach salad has a hot bacon dressing, spinach, mushrooms, onions, bacon, and often hard-boiled eggs. Then there is the strawberry spinach salad with spinach, fresh strawberries, and a very sweet vinegar-based salad dressing. Plus there are many other variations of spinach salads and dressings.

But for this Gazpacho Spinach Salad, it’s the typical gazpacho vegetables that take center stage. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and onions are chopped into bite-sized pieces and served over spinach with the red wine vinaigrette. 

PRO-Tip: If you don’t like the sharp taste of raw onions in your salad, dice them small, then soak them in ice water for about 10 minutes. Drain and add to your salad. They will become much milder!

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Gazpacho spinach salad in a white serving bowl with a mason jar of salad dressing

This recipe was first posted in June 2011. Photos and text were updated in 2019.

Gazpacho Spinach Salad in a white serving bowl

Gazpacho Spinach Salad

A spinach salad filled with chopped vegetables and topping with a red wine vinaigrette



  • 1 pound of Campanelle tomatoes, cut into eighths or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 six-ounce packages of baby spinach


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil


Combine tomatoes, onion, peppers, and cucumbers in a bowl; toss.  Put one bag of spinach into a serving bowl, layer with half the diced vegetables.  Add the second bag of spinach followed by the rest of the veggies.

Mix all dressing ingredients except the oil.  Slowly add oil, whisking to combine.  Toss salad with dressing right before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g


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49 comments on “Gazpacho Spinach Salad”

  1. What a great way to chill out after a fun event!

  2. Gosh, this IS an easy version of gazpacho salad. Since I’m a salad fan, I’ll be using this method this summer. Thanks!

  3. I crave salads after eating junk. I over indulged at a BBQ last night and this salad would be the perfect reprieve from that diet disaster. Yummy!

  4. Thanks Liz…..this looks excellent!

  5. that looks and sounds really refreshing would’ve been perfect for today’s humidity here!

  6. This looks like a great twist on the soup. And, I like recipes from The Neelys!

  7. Oh that looks so fresh and beautiful πŸ™‚ I will definitely make this πŸ™‚

  8. Yummmm…this looks very refreshing for a hot summer day!

  9. I love gazpacho but have never had it in salad form. It looks so healthy and easy to make!

  10. Hi Lizzy! It’s a pleasure to know your blog. Fantastic. I’m in Foodbuzz too, and I saw yor blog; so, I’m a new follower of you.
    Please, I invite you to know my blog and know a little of the brazilian food.

    Kisses from Brazil.


  11. I love that you used the word ‘aplomb.’

    Lovely gaspacho, dear! I think its a perfect for a post-race nummy. Well done πŸ™‚

  12. What a pretty and light salad, I have had the soup never a salad great idea~ have a great day!

  13. Love all the bright colours mixed in this salad! Great idea for a perfect summer salad.

  14. What a perfect dish for a hot summer day. It looks refreshing and delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  15. A colorful, fresh and healthy salad perfect for summer!

  16. Gazpacho is my favorite soup all summer but never had it as a salad. Great idea Lizzy. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  17. This looks so fresh! I want to make a bunch of different salads and dressings this summer. I will add this to my list!

  18. This is such a beautiful salad and so perfect for the summer months! I love the presentation in your pictures!

  19. This is delicious!!!

  20. Oh, this is such a fun idea! And just as refreshing on a summer day as a soup!

  21. Love gazpacho…and why not the gazpacho salad?…super refreshing and delicious, Lizzy!
    The salad dressing with the two type of vingars, really compliment the beautiful salad:D

  22. What a great and crunchy salad! I love the idea of having a gazpacho as a salad! And the dressing sounds so deliciously tangy!

  23. oooo I love it!! your vinaigrette looks wonderful too!

  24. Now this type of gazpacho I can do! I’m not a fan of real gazpacho – I think it’s a texture thing, but this will do nicely! Well done!

  25. Looks Delicious! I’ve buzzed it…and you!

  26. What a fab recipe. And, it brings back good memories since my mom made gazpachio for special mother/daughter lunches when I was little.

  27. Looks wonderful! I bet it taste awesome! Great for a hot, muggy day.

  28. healthy looking colourful salad

  29. I love the idea of gazpacho in a salad! Wonderful and refreshing. That dressing looks amazing too. I’m a sucker for anything with sherry vinegar!

  30. Now that is one tasty looking salad – love the dressing. It is a hot one here today in the Bay Area – over 100 degrees. How this would be tasty right now.

  31. My kind of salad!!! I was just telling some friends yesterday that we needed to get together for gazpacho soup:) This might be the way to go….

  32. That salad sauce will sounds really tasty! I like the colours of those vegetables in the salad. Perfect for summer!

  33. Dressing sounds just fabulous!

  34. I love this! I love gazpacho but never thought about putting all the ingredients into a salad. So smart!

  35. Hi Lizzy, your gazpacho salad looks colorful and so healthy!! I checked the dressing and oh I would love this dressing… delicious!

  36. It’s like a rainbow in a bowl.

  37. Lovely pictures Liz and delicious recipe.

  38. We’ll be making this one!!! I love gazpacho and the idea of turning it into a salad is perfect! kate @ kateiscooking

  39. What a creative recipe! I love all the fresh ingredients. Thanks for linking up at my pepper blog hop! Pinned!

  40. We’ll be making gazpacho over the next month a few times, this is a wonderful spin on an old favourite. Can’t wait to try it as we gaze out at the Mediterranean!

  41. I love love Colorado – good things definitely are there/ come from there, lucky you when you were a kid! Gazpacho is delicious and this salad is very innovative, never heard of gazpacho salad and must try it. I say, the more onions, the better! Thanks, Liz and take care.

  42. Refreshing and delicious with all the beautiful fresh produce!

  43. All those fresh colors look really good after all the holiday indulgence! The company bought lunch today and I wanted something with a veggie… Does a hoagie count??? :@)

  44. I love the colors in this salad and I love gazpacho. Sounds so delicious.

  45. That salad dressing does sound wonderful! And though it isn’t gazpacho season yet, this will help get me through. I am needing something healthy!

  46. The salad in me is loving this Gazpacho salad. The lovely bright colors and that dressing sounds so good.

  47. Dear Liz, what a nice blog post – loved reading about the times you spent in Aspen and the fact that your mum prepared Gazpacho when you returned home. This salad version of a gazpacho looks delicious, colorful and healthy and seems perfect for being served on a warm summer’s day.

  48. What a beautiful, delightful and delicious salad! This would brighten any table! πŸ™‚ ~Valentina

  49. Hola, this salad looks sooo sooo amazing seriously. So refreshing and delicious with all the beautiful fresh produce!! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe of this beautiful salad. Regards.

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